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Dattatreya Aralikatte, known in Karnataka as Datta (born February 22, 1953) is an Indian puppeteer and teacher, born in Aralikatte village, in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, India, and resides in Bangalore, India. He heads the "Putthali Kalaranga", a well known traditional puppet theater group in India.
K.K. Raghava also known as Raghava KK and Raghava K K, is a contemporary artist living and working in New York India.
Raghava KK, named by CNN as one of the 10 most fascinating people the world is yet to know of, is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in genres as disparate as painting, film, installation, multimedia, performance, and his own wedding.
He began as a cartoonist in 1997 with leading Indian publications. His work conceptually grapples with the construct of identity, gender and sexuality, and the absence of interpersonal context in today's world of online identity performance.
Surekha is a contemporary Indian video artist whose works showcase themes including Indian identity and Womanhood. She has been a full time artist since 1996 and her video works have been shown at galleries outside India since 2001. Her works are known for the mix of video and physical presence, highlighting inherent experiences. Surekha has been exploring the possibilities of the video form, negotiating the public and private, locating the body as a site of contestation and appropriation. She uses photography and video to archive, document and perform. Surekha was born in Bangalore and has studied art at Ken school of Arts and Santiniketan, Viswabharati University. She has shown her works both in India and many international shows. Surekha lives and works in Bangalore.
Yusuf Arakkal is a Malayali painter based in Bangalore, India. He was born in 1945 at Chavakkad, Kerala. His mother belonged to the royal family of Arakkal, the only Muslim royal family to have ruled Kerala and his father to Keyees, the well known business family based at Kozhikode and Thalassery. Yusuf lost both his parents at an early age.
Leaving the comforts of his house behind, the boy Yusuf left for Bangalore, lonely but with a passion to become a painter. The hardships that he faced at Bangalore honed the artist in him and sharpened his sensibility. He took a diploma in painting from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat (KCP), Bangalore and later specialized in graphic print making from National Academy community studios, Garhi, Delhi.
S. G. Vasudev
S. G. Vasudev born in Mysore, during 1941, to S.K. Gopal and Rathnamma.
He is an alumnus of Madras Arts College and one of the longtime artists associated with Cholamandal Artists' Village. He was married to the late Arnavaz there and currently stays in Bangalore. He is one of the most prominent painters in Karnataka and has held art shows in many parts of the world and his works are in collections at various galleries. He has won many awards in India and abroad.